Thursday, April 22, 2010


I had yesterday off and although I had many things to get done, I took the liberty to give myself extra make-up time in the morning.  I really wanted to use Aromaleigh's Elegie (this shadow has a dark and smokey indigo plum base with tons of multi colored glitter throughout), so I created the look around this shade.   This shadow is one that will not show its true beauty on camera, it might just be one of my favorites of all time.  It really needs a sticky base for the all the glitter to stick to and I really wanted to bring out the purple tones in it, so I opted for NYX jumbo pencil in Purple as a base on just the outer edges of my eyes.  This took some extra time, but I was happy with the results.  The manicurist at the nail salon was impressed and gathered the rest of the girls to look at my eyes :)  So here you have it, yet another teal and purple concoction... a favorite combo of mine ;)

I used:
UDPP all over eye area
NYX Jumbo Pencil- Purple (blended carefully into outer V)
Aromaleigh Elegie Patted over top of the NYX pencil with small shader brush (A dark dose of shimmering jewels. Add to other shades to deepen and dramatize, use wet-lined or all-over for a magnificent, glimmering smokey eye.)
Aromaleigh Strychnine patted onto rest of lid, blended into Elegie and up into crease ( Intense bright cool green. blacklight reactive) 
Aromaleigh Aqua Nightmare patted onto seam of Elegie and Strychnine and blended inwards (Technicolor bright aqua pearl sheen with divinely bright aqua sparks)
Ben Nye Toast Applied to brow with large dense shader brush and pulled down into lid colors to help blend edges (off white matte)
Blended edges with MAC 224 brush and cleaned up outer V with a makeup wipe to create sharp outer edge.
Aromaleigh Lavande (discontinued) blended into inner corners (palest shimmery lavender)
Ben Nye Cake liner- Black
Cover Girl Lashblast Fusion - Very Black

Lips are NYX Beige gloss
Cheeks are NYX Peach with MAC MSF soft and gentle as highlight


Thanks for looking all!!


  1. Beautiful Nina.....I totally agree, elegie is one of my absolute faves of all time too....

  2. this is beautiful!


  3. Gorgeous! I've worn Elegie once, and wasn't terribly impressed with it, just kind of meh - but obviously I wasn't applying it properly (no base at all, yikes). I'll have to give it another try.

  4. This combo is definitively yours...Now in the make up world , no need to say a blue-purple Look, just Nina's combo ;-))))
    Your blending skills just amaze me every time and I begin to know a little something about make up now (blowing innocently), so no wonder the manicurist was impressed !

    Caro xxx

  5. Kathy, it desperately needs a base... but then it is absolutely amazing. Try it over Black Bean or Purple JEPs, amazing with either! Thanks :)

  6. Thank you Caro!! :) I need to expand my make up horizons lol and stop with the teal and purple though... but I love it. If i am wearing a purple shirt, I go for teal eyeshadow and vice versa. he heeee

  7. Hey Nina! I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award =) Have a great weekend!


  8. nice make up !!
    i have a giveaway on my blog come on see if you want :)

  9. Gorgeous look hun ...i wish i could pull something off like this for an every day look :) xx